Queen Charlotte and Her Legacy

A study day at The National Archives, Kew.

A study day at The National Archives, Kew.

Friday 14 September 2018, 10:00-17:00

The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU

Discover the fascinating life of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, in the 200th anniversary year of her death at Kew Palace.

The day will begin at The National Archives, with a lecture delivered by Clarissa Campbell Orr (St Mary’s University, Twickenham), followed by a panel discussion.

Following a provided lunch, delegates will make their way to nearby Kew Gardens for a curator-led tour of Kew Palace. This year's displays at the palace are devoted to Queen Charlotte's life and achievements.

When not on a tour, delegates are free to visit Queen Charlotte's Cottage, which will be open 15:00-17:00.

This event has been jointly organised by The National Archives and Historic Royal Palaces.

More information

Tickets are priced £24-£30.

For more details, including how to book and a full programme of the day, please visit the event webpage here.

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Queen Charlotte's Cottage surrounded by trees and garden under a blue sky
Things to see

Discover a queen's rustic country retreat in the grounds of Kew Palace with a visit to Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.

Open weekends and bank holidays

11:00-15:50

Queen Charlotte's bed decorated with white bed linen and the black horsehair chair in which she died at Kew Palace
Things to see

See Queen Charlotte's chair and bedroom conserved as they were during her lifetime on the request of Queen Victoria.

Open daily

The Great Pagoda at Kew surrounded by blue sky and green trees
Things to see Highlights

See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

13 July - 30 September 2018

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Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

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£19.99

Royal Wedding 2018 official commemorative fine bone china pill box

Royal Wedding 2018 official commemorative fine bone china pill box

Commemorate the royal wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This official commemorative china pill box has been commissioned by Buckingham Palace and has been made in England using traditional fine bone china techniques, unchanged for centuries.

£35.00

Royal Wedding 2018 official commemorative fine bone china plate

Royal Wedding 2018 official commemorative fine bone china plate

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£49.00